EXAMINATION OF TOPOGRAPHICAL PARAMETERS IN VINEYARD AREAS – CHANGES IN THE SZEKSZÁRD WINE REGION
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Keywords:Szekszárd Wine Region, Morphology, Land use, Landcover
The Szekszárd Wine Region holds prominent significance among the Hungarian wine regions, as written sources confirm that the Romans already cultivated grapes in the area as early as the 3rd century AD. The eastern part of the Szekszárd hills provides favorable topographical, soil, and climatic conditions, enabling the cultivation of characteristic grape varieties. In our research, we examined the changes in vineyard areas within the wine region. We also investigated whether there have been any changes in the preferred topographical characteristics (aspect, slope steepness) during different time periods in the context of vineyard cultivation.